Political Corruption in the United States: A Design Draft

  title={Political Corruption in the United States: A Design Draft},
  author={Amitai Etzioni},
  journal={Law & Politics eJournal},
  • Amitai Etzioni
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
  • Law & Politics eJournal
  • To establish the scope and level of corruption in the contemporary United States, a collaborative project of political scientists is called for. Such a study best start with explicating the definition of corruption various scholars employ. Three are here employed: using public goods for personal gains, deflecting public goods to private groups, and making such moves when they are legal but illicit. To assess corruption on all these levels, we must take into account that various forms — outlined… CONTINUE READING
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